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HVAC Maintenance & Spring Allergies

For some of us, it’s already started: the sneezing, itchy nose and throat, watery eyes, and general miserableness that signal the onset of allergy season. When we think about seasonal allergies, we usually picture grass and pollen. But in fact, most seasonal allergens are found inside the home. Dust mites, mold, pet dander, and more …

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Benefits of an HVAC Maintenance Agreement

Why get a maintenance agreement with your HVAC company? Are these service contracts worth the money? At Ernst Heating & Cooling, we offer our Metro East Illinois HVAC customers a maintenance plan that we call our Energy Savings Agreement. Here’s why we think it’s a worthy investment. How an HVAC Maintenance Plan Provides Value Most …

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Terms You Should Learn: AFUE, SEER and HSPF

If you are considering adding to or upgrading your whole-house HVAC system, you should learn the terms AFUE, SEER, HSPF, among others. These acronyms all stand for efficiency rating systems for heating or cooling systems. By ensuring each system – whether it’s a furnace, heat pump or A/C – is the most efficient model you …

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Don’t Forget Yearly HVAC Maintenance

If your heating and cooling systems work to keep your home comfortable, you may be under the impression that HVAC maintenance is unnecessary. However, ensuring that your cooling and heating systems are maintained can save you money and extend the life of your equipment. Here are the most important reasons to invest in yearly HVAC …

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Troubleshooting and Maintenance Tips for Water Softeners

Water softeners improve the quality of your water by removing minerals suspended in the water. They can help improve your water’s taste, keep minerals from building up in your pipes, and make it easier to dissolve soap for bathing and washing dishes. Water softeners require regularly maintenance to keep them doing their job. If you’re …

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Protect Your HVAC System Investment with an Annual Maintenance Agreement

Hamel ∙ Greenville ∙ Highland ∙ Edwardsville ∙ Maryville ∙ Glen Carbon ∙ And Nearby Areas Annual maintenance agreements can help you save money on your utility bills. Just as with a car or other piece of equipment, the better you care for it, the longer it will last. Typical annual maintenance agreements cover two inspections—one for the air conditioner and one …

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Time for Fall Maintenance Already? Plan Yours Now

The temperatures during the end of summer and beginning of fall are perfect for getting outside and completing necessary fall maintenance chores that will boost your home’s energy efficiency. Here’s a checklist so you can begin planning your maintenance schedule, before the weather starts cooling off. Exterior Maintenance Roof. Have your roof inspected for loose …

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Air Conditioner Anatomy: How Your System Keeps You Cool All Summer Long

An air conditioner can keep your house cool even on the hottest Illinois summer day. But how does it do so? To understand this miracle of modern technology, you have to take a look at air conditioner anatomy. An A/C system is made up of multiple different parts that work together to take heat from …

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When the Noise in Your Air Conditioner Compressor Sounds Like Trouble

There are many unusual noises that can be associated with your air conditioner, but you should be on especially high alert for any noise in your air conditioner compressor. The compressor is the heart of your system, and when it fails, it’s just as serious as losing the motor in your car. Fortunately, by listening …

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Clogged Condensate Drain: Why It Happens and How to Deal With It

Your air conditioner works hard to keep you comfortable during the hot Metro-East summer, and breakdowns are common during the hotter months due to the constant operation of your system. One of the most common air conditioning problems is a clogged condensate drain. While preventive maintenance will go a long way toward keeping your air …

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